Healthy homes and facilities to reduce infection risk
With the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions moving to Level 4, many South Africans are inevitably going to be exposed to more risk of exposure and transfer. This is already apparent when looking at the increase in cases since 5 May 2020. It is imperative that South Africans battle these heightened risks by keeping their homes and facilities not only clean but sanitised too.
The most vulnerable areas for contamination in most homes and facilities tend to be surfaces, particularly kitchen surfaces, and bathrooms. “Keeping these spaces clean is vital to maintaining health. Surfaces are so often touched throughout the day that strong sanitisation is much needed. When it comes to bathrooms, urinals are notorious breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria,” explains John J Coetzee, CEO of Green Worx Cleaning Solutions.
Discussing surface sanitisation, Coetzee recommends utilising a sanitising spray (such as the Bio Tech Probiotic Surface Spray) on surfaces during, and after preparing food; before eating food; before and after caring for someone who is sick; after using the toilet; after changing diapers; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; after touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste; and after touching garbage or any surface that may harbour germs or viruses.
Coetzee also recommends opting for a probiotic sanitising spray, such as the Green Worx Cleaning Solutions Bio Tech GT Probiotic Hygiene Sanitising Spray, due to the Protection Time Factor (PTF). “Regular sanitisers lose effectiveness as soon as they dry out, but probiotic sanitisers continue to work for up to three days. That being said, during the time of the pandemic regular application is still highly advised,” he continues.
With regards to increased hygiene in the bathroom and, in particular, urinals, one of the main health risks is the problem of back-splash. In such instances, Coetzee recommends utilising products that radically reduce back-splash as well as eradicating organics and malodours.
Products such as the Green Worx Uri Pod reduce back-splash by as much as 90%. This means 90% less risk of contamination in this area. Coetzee recommends using the Uri Pod combined with Bio Tech GTX cleaning agent in urinals and surrounding areas. This sanitises and freshens the urinal and bathroom space for a safer and healthier environment for all who use it.
“We have to make sure that we are keeping our most vulnerable areas clean and sanitised. South Africans need to follow strict protocols and use the most up-to-date cleaning technology available to them if we are to protect ourselves, our homes, our families, our staff, and our facilities,” concludes Coetzee. “By keeping all surfaces, bathrooms, and urinals clean and sanitised, and by maintaining regular handwashing and other governmental hygiene regulations, it is possible to reduce risk and fight back against the spread of disease.”
About Green Worx Cleaning Solutions
Green Worx Cleaning Solutions is ISO 14001, Global GreenTag, SABS and Green Building Council of South Africa (GBSCA) certified and supplies innovative, environmentally responsible, Bio Technology products based on the use of natural microbes and enzymes. In such, Green Worx supplies green cleaning and sanitation consulting and solutions, pollution control and environmental remediation products to industrial and commercial entities, as well as to consumers. Green Worx prides itself on its associations with global leaders providing innovative, effective, and high-quality products and solutions to meet specific customer needs.
In 2016 Green Worx was presented with the Award for runner up in the Green Technology Innovation category of the Mail & Guardian (M&G) Greening the Future Awards. In the same year, the company won the 2016 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. In 2017, Green Worx won the “Green Business Award” at the Mauritian African Leadership Awards and was declared a finalist in both the Sustainability Blank Canvas and Management of Systems awards categories, in The Da Vinci tt100 Business Innovation Awards Programme.